Understanding Mental Health for Managers (Level 3)

The objective of this qualification is to provide an understanding of mental health in the workplace, how mental ill health may affect employees and how managers can support employees.

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This course is certified by Highfield Qualifications.

Unit 1 – Introduction to Mental Health, Mental Ill Health and Wellbeing

The Understanding Mental Health for Managers course covers the following modules:


Understand mental health and wellbeing


Understand how mental ill health affects the experience of individuals


Understand the mental health continuum


Understand ways to self-manage own wellbeing

Unit 2 – Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers

The Understanding Mental Health for Managers course covers the following modules:


Understand the moral, financial and legal rationale for supporting wellbeing in the workplace


Understand the relationship between mental wellbeing and the workplace


Understand ways to engage in a mental health conversation with employees


Understand ways to support employees in relation to their mental health and wellbeing


Understand the absence management and return to work process in relation to mental health and wellbeing


Understand ways to manage manager’s own wellbeing in the workplace

Who is this course for?

The manager’s role is to lead, mentor and support an employee to proactively engage in their employment, contributing to the growth of an organisation and working in a way that supports the individual’s own growth as well as the organisation’s objectives and values. The management role involves supporting employees who may present with mental ill health in the workplace and this qualification provides an understanding of the basic principles relating to supporting mental health in the workplace and promoting a positive, ‘wellness at work’ culture.

This qualification can be taken by learners preparing to enter employment or by those who are already in employment.

How is this Course Assessed?

This course is assessed through two multiple choice exams, each with a pass mark of 60%.

Course cost and duration

The course is held over 2 days and is available from £200 + VAT per person, depending on location. The cost includes exams and all course materials. If anyone should fail a free resit will be offered.

*Additional charges may be incurred dependant on location and additional resources required.

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